Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theatre on 1976-06-18
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
The Music Never Stopped
Sugaree % Mama Tried
Big River % Brown Eyed Women % Looks Like Rain % Row Jimmy
Cassidy % Mission In The Rain
The Promised Land
Samson And Delilah % Tennessee Jed
Saint Stephen ->
Not Fade Away ->
Saint Stephen ->
Eyes Of The World ->
Drums The Wheel Sugar Magnolia
1. a brief splice at the start of Eyes of the World from a "hissier" version of this seed replaced a ~2 second drop out
2. About 10 locations of very brief digital transfer errors were fixed using Cool Edit
3. sets were individually normalized to 98%
4. slight pitch correction using Sound Forge
- 2009-04-08 14:14:33
- CDR > EAC(secure) > Cool Edit (fix digital errors) > Pitch Correction > tracking > mkwact(seekable)
- Passaic, NJ
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Dave Minor and Matt Vernon
- Capitol Theatre
Even a show not in the Top 5 of this hot tour is worth collecting. The Cap was Scher's home turf, and for their return theater tour he was finally able to put them in the venue. Shows here were an event, and ticketing was made more difficult when Scher became one of the first promoters to let the Dead sell some tix through the newsletter. The run is as consistent as the rest of the tour and, heck, this show has a Stephen into Eyes.
First Set. Music Never Stopped is a tight and exciting opener; and Donna is good. Crazy Fingers includes a jam that's part Spanish Jam, part Castles Made of Sand. Brown Eyed Women is pat but smooth, though the next couple are not in the best shape of the tour, with beats astray in Looks Like Rain and a slightly out of tune Row Jimmy (but Keith is always good on Jimmy). Cassidy may be the best example of the shorter '76 arrangement. This is the 4th of 5 versions of Mission in the Rain (played only this tour). The final one is best but this has a great ending. On Promised Land, listen to Jer behind Bobby's verses. Great choices.
Second Set. This set opens with a kinky Samson. The drummers are in the laundry room, and the ending is confused, but the 2nd Jer solo is magic. Tennessee is very languid, and though it was held off of the official release, it certainly wasn't for "technical difficulties". A St. Stephen wrapping around a Not Fade is always fun, though there's not much energy and lots of comping. Eyes comes along and ticks all the boxes. There are wondrous parts here - maybe not 9/28, but great. On the official release there's a rather abrupt, egregious edit @10:33 (~10:22>11:22 on vernon_9796) , cutting out the solo zenith. The rest is average '76, save an out of tune Sugar Mag that goes off the beat. A top flight, energetic U.S. Blues sends the punters to the showers happy.
1st Set: B-
2nd Set: C+
Overall = 3¼ stars
Music Never Stopped - smooth & Donna great
Brown Eyed Women - simple but perfect
Cassidy - maybe the best example of the short arrangement
Eyes of the World - wondrous
U.S. Blues - bicentennial prepped
SOURCES: This was just an AUD for a long time. The warburton_vernon_14449 is probably the source of that trade, but the vernon_9796 is the best-recorded and is lovingly mastered. You need it for the complete Eyes. Tennessee is best on the miller_92266. All but Tennessee and the complete Eyes are on Download 4.
Subject: Big Bicentennial Bounce
If you're an Eyes fan, and you're about to listen to this rendition for the first time, well, I'll just go ahead and congratulate you in advance; especially its first 6 minutes are some of the best Eyes I've heard(so far). 5:00-6:00 tangibly wrinkles the space-time continuum. Check out how they could just burst into bloom at 7:35. Gosh, thanks archivists.
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